Interfaith

New Book Celebrates Faith And Religious Diversity Around the World

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: PRNewswire-USNewswire

http://sev.prnewswire.com/publishing-information-services/20090210/DC6831410022009-1.html

Faith, the latest Global Fund for Children book, celebrates the diversity of religious expression around the world. Simple yet stunning photographs show children praying, singing, learning, and caring for one another and their communities in a rich variety of cultural and...

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Muslim Assmebly Row Head Resigns

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/south_yorkshire/7880690.stm

A Sheffield head teacher who resigned after complaints over her plan to scrap separate assemblies for Muslim pupils has called for a "constructive debate".

Julia Robinson had wanted to hold one assembly for pupils of all faiths at Meersbrook Bank Primary School.

Her replacement said the school did now...

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Jewish And Muslim Children Join In Song

February 8, 2009

Author: Julia Lyon

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_11659822

Upset by killings in Mumbai last year and aware that innocent people were dying on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Alan Bachman set out to write a song about similarities.

He wanted to express how two groups that have a long history of conflict are descended from the same ancestor.

Months later, dozens of Muslim and Jewish children stood just feet...

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Religious Leaders Join Effort to Provide Resources, Training

February 7, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090207/NEWS10/902070353/-1/OPINION04

This is the Year of the Parent, and local religious leaders are joining forces to help parents become more involved and more effective in raising healthy, well-adjusted children who will contribute to, rather than be a drain on, society.

Catholic, Protestant,...

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Interfaith Group Plans Rally In Salem

February 6, 2009

Author: Rob Cullivan

Source: The Gresham Outlook

http://www.theoutlookonline.com/news/story.php?story_id=123397236768188300

Christians, Jews, Muslims and others will converge on Salem Thursday, Feb. 19, to advocate for governmental programs to combat homelessness, reduce hunger and expand access to affordable health care for children and low-income adults.

About 300 representatives of numerous faith-based...

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Multi-Faith Panel Rounds Off Religion And Spirituality Week

February 6, 2009

Author: Neena Cherayil

Source: The Daily Gazette

http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2009/2/6/multi-faith-panel/

As part of this year’s Religion and Spirituality Week, the Interfaith Center, along with IC group Multi, co-sponsored an interfaith student panel featuring stories from Swatties who grew up with multiple religious heritages. The event, spearheaded by Jasper Goldberg ‘12 and organized by Interfaith Interns Dina Emam ‘11 and...

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Rabbi Wants to Bring U.S. Muslim-Jewish Teamwork to Europe

February 6, 2009

Author: Keith Weir

Source: Reuters

http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/02/06/rabbi-wants-to-bring-us-muslim-jewish-teamwork-to-europe/

Rabbi Marc Schneier, a New York Jewish leader who has helped to build bridges with American Muslims, is planning to bring his campaign to Europe to help ease the anger fed by bloodshed in Gaza. “In the light of the recent conflict in Gaza, Jewish-Muslim...

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Obama Urges Faith to Unite, Not Divide, Americans

February 5, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17495

Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast for the first time, President Obama urged Americans to bridge religious divides and said his administration would seek to "foster a more productive and peaceful dialogue on faith."

"There is no doubt that the very nature of faith means that some of our beliefs will never be the same," he said...

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Interfaith Bread-Breaking At Annual Breakfast Meeting

February 5, 2009

Author: Anessa Myers

Source: Goldsboro News-Argus

http://www.newsargus.com/news/archives/2009/02/05/interfaith_breadbreaking_at_annual_breakfast_meeting/

About 50 people braved the cold this morning for bacon, eggs and blessings at Herman Park Center.

The Goldsboro Community Affairs Commission and Wayne County-sponsored second annual Interfaith Breakfast focused on the same basic principle...

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"This Is My Hope. This Is My Prayer."

February 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: White House Briefing Room Blog

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog_post/this_is_my_prayer/

"The particular faith that motivates each of us can promote a greater good for all of us," President Obama said this morning to a crowd of several thousand people gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in the nation's capital. "Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together to feed...

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Obama Announces White House Office Of Faith-Based And Neighborhood Partnerships

February 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/ObamaAnnouncesWhiteHouseOfficeofFaith-basedandNeighborhoodPartnerships/

President Barack Obama today signed an executive order establishing the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will work on behalf of...

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Faith-Based Program Gets Wider Focus

February 5, 2009

Author: Laura Meckler

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123379504018650159.html

When President Barack Obama launches his version of the faith-based initiative Thursday, he will expand the mission to include abortion reduction and outreach to the Muslim world. He will also try to avoid the thorniest constitutional issues that beset the program for years under his predecessor.

Mr. Obama's approach to the...

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Brockton Interfaith Community to Celebrate 19th Anniversary

February 5, 2009

Author: Maria Papadopoulos

Source: Enterprise News

http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/x371095136/Brockton-Interfaith-Community-to-celebrate-19th-anniversary

For 19 years, the Brockton Interfaith Community has worked to make Brockton a better place to live and work.

More recently, the faith-based organization has worked to address the city’s foreclosure crisis, has built affordable...

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